Going Authentic

July 24th, 2017 in member junk     
annebell Suzanne Halverson, contributor
12 users recommend

You can by galvanized planter thats made to look old for about $80. Or, you can find an authentically old one for around $20.
Similar lockers retail for nearly $1500. Authentically old ones cost much less; building your own using salvaged doors or wood would cut the cost even more.
You can find old cameras at estate sales for much less than youd pay if you shopped a major retailer online.
Buy a found tennis raquet for $90, or pay $2 at a yard sale. 
You could buy apothcary bottles for $70, or find your own for less than 1/3 of that price.
$70 for a folding ruler? No. $4~found in a cluttered garage at an estate sale!
You can by galvanized planter thats made to look old for about $80. Or, you can find an authentically old one for around $20.

You can by galvanized planter that's made to look old for about $80. Or, you can find an authentically old one for around $20.


Many home decor items are made to look old. Some major retailers have even been offering "found" items at a premium price. It may be a good alternative for people without the time or desire to find their own, but junkers know better. With a little digging, the same items can be found for much less. Many times, something even better can be found!


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Comments (12)

NDJunkGirl writes: Love your post - so true, so true!

-Andrea Posted: 6:55 am on January 16th
chippingcharm writes: AGREE!!! Great post...I rarely buy anything "new" for my home anymore. So many fun junk goodies to find and repurpose :) Laurel Posted: 1:16 pm on January 14th
JunkArchitect writes: I've NEVER come across a mass produced, distressed finish that looks authentic...from any retailer.
Old is the only way to go and much more fun to find.

Great stuff, Suzanne!

Jim
Posted: 6:47 am on January 13th
sassycass writes: Great post Suzanne! So true! Posted: 5:20 am on January 13th
JunkSituation writes: Nice cameras! Love all the "junk finds"....you found some really great bargains!
Tammy Posted: 3:37 am on January 13th
AnitaHadley writes: Yes, the thrill of the hunt is the best! I am looking forward to hunting season. It will be here soon! Posted: 6:09 pm on January 12th
gadgetsponge writes: Way to go Suzanne! Couldn't have said it all better myself. Great pieces! Posted: 6:07 pm on January 12th
primitiveandproper writes: i completely agree! plus the thrill of the hunt is SO much more fun! Posted: 3:20 pm on January 12th
MakinItHappen writes: So true, so true. Just had to comment on your tennis racket. I have two that I bought at a yard sale for a buck or two apiece. I use one of them as a rug beater! Posted: 2:03 pm on January 12th
suewhitney writes: I liked this post so much I made the same comment twice. Ah.hahahaha! I read the same article and glad you commented on it. Thanks!

Take care, Sue Posted: 1:11 pm on January 12th
suewhitney writes: I absolutely LOVE this post, Suzanne. Everything you say...so true. Let's keep it authentic. Nicely done!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 12:05 pm on January 12th
suewhitney writes: I absolutely LOVE this post, Suzanne. Everything you say...so true. Let's keep it authentic. Nicely done!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 12:05 pm on January 12th
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